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In inspiration on January 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm


Just because you can’t see how far the road leads or even if there is a cliff off in the distance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start your Journey one step at a time letting the present show itself in the due time you need to grow ready for what comes along for your life to blossom.

There is no FEAR but FEAR itself drop the EGO and pick up your SOUL, it is true because I have done it too!







In inspiration on January 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

A Path




We are on a path to enlightenment and positive change, the problem is the EGO wants it to be easy, and when it’s not you rely on the feeling the EGO gives you to accept failure. The moment you realize your future is built on building a solid foundation of self TRUST, self WORTH and a freeing of SELF from the EGO you will become FREE… Your past is not a place of failure but of ENDURANCE! Let GO of the PAST and then a better FUTURE is possible… It will hurt and it will be painful but it will be worth it for you will become the YOU where all your dreams come true, not of things but of ENJOYMENT,PEACE and STILLNESS! All you need do is LET GO of the YOU you think you KNOW and let the YOU you were born to be THROUGH! I have learned to do it TOO!



In fitness on January 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm


Today is Friday, the second Friday of the New Year 2013 and we as a tribe called the November Project take on Summit Ave. in Brookline together, to build a better body,mind and spirit.

We did a great hill workout today consisting of 4 complete hills or 4 FULL as Brogan Graham called it today as we were bouncing on our toes to keep warm in the 37 degree weather.

Usually we run to the fire hydrant at Corey Hill, known for its great sledding but today we did it all the way down to the traffic light on the other side of the road.  So today was a landmark for our hills.  So hopefully that becomes a more regular addition to our life on Summit Ave.

Ok, so I want to finish out this post telling you a couple things I accomplished at the end of the summer and beginning of fall so that you can see that anything is possible.

Well as you see we run this hill and Brogan Graham part of the two headed monster we call November Project decided he would throw the gauntlet out there one fine Friday in September to run 15 hills which is 12.63 miles so I got on board that train, but Big20 Joey Kiley had to do 20 that day so I saw my future in his accomplishment as well…  So the next week I set out on the 20 hills and Joey Big20 Kile did it to me again as he did 33 hills which is roughly 26.36 miles a tenth longer than a marathon so the gauntlet was thrown dow for me again to accomplish 37 hills which is 30 mile but I still have to accomplish that goal this spring for at 23 1/2 mile my legs gave out and overcoming my EGO and being ok with finishing the rest walking was insanely difficult but I did it…

And then a cool day in the Harvard Stadium portion of our life Joey and I pushed each other through the section gauntlet first he did 125 so i set out to do 150 and yep he did 200 and yep you guessed it the next week so did I!

The moral of this is he is in his early 20’s and I am 40 on Aug 9,2013 so if you push yourself to be better than yesterday and can get past yourself and the limits you have put on it anything is POSSIBLE right KG!


In inspiration on January 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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We all have an opportunity to be part of something special, OUR LIVES! How long will you wait to take charge of your existance? Life is a CHOICE not a REQUIREMENT!!!

You either take charge of the moment or the moment takes charge of you… You may be saying how do I do that,what step can I take to become the me I see in my dreams? Well I tell you this it will hurt but it will be worth it,you have to do the things that scare you most like becoming your best friend and not your worst enemy. Because you have to live with yourself you might as well learn to accept and enjoy who you are and how you got here… Then put one foot in front of the other to a life you see in your dreams, for if you dream it you can live it.

I love you,




In Uncategorized on January 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

what does that word mean?  Why is it important, to have goodness inside of you?  These are two important questions that only you can answer for yourself really.  But i will discuss me a little so you may better understand for yourself.

     Well if you don’t know me yet you will in a minute, I have many bumps and bruises,replaced acl,plate and six screws, couple sets of stitches as well as mental fatigue from a life lived.  My heart has been broken and I have broken a few hearts as well…

     But through it all I choose to move forward and be better than yesterday, as long as that is my goal and I choose to act on it then I can live with Goodness in my heart.  I have chosen to accept people for who they are not what I could hope for them to be.  Sure I make mistakes, take wrong turns but you can always double back or take a road that leads back to the one you were on.  There are no excuses in life just hurdles to be overcome and all it take is time and patience to figure it out.

  How about a story to give you an example, I was 4 and my family had moved to NY City and my mom was late for an interview as a dental assistant, so she ran inside to let them know she was there but she left my little sister Alison and I in the car while she did.  But I was a little pyro and she was a smoker which is not a good combination if she leaves her cigarette case in the car with the matches in it.  so I needed something to pass the time so iI grabbed the case and took out the matches, struck one love the ignition of the flame and the smell of the sulfur as well.  But it burned my finger so i dropped the match on the VW Bug polyester carpet under the front passenger seat, but as I watched it hit the carpet it looked like it went out so i went on with playing with my sister in her car seat but less than a few minutes later I smelled something burning and looked under the seat to find a blazing inferno so I looked at Alison said we need to get out of the car.  I got her out of her seat,put her over my shoulder and out of the car we went onto the sidewalk and just waited for Mom to come out.

  Ya I was 4 and sometimes there is goodness cast upon us whether we like it or not or we can learn that goodness is a choice that we can provide ourselves and the world with by making a conscious effort to change our attitude and our direction forward.  It is totally up to you now isn’t it.  don’t point blame, find the strength inside yourself to make the changes you want to see in the world in yourself!Image


2011 in review

In boston photography, inspiration, joy, life, love on January 1, 2012 at 1:22 am

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


In inspiration, joy, music on December 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm


© By Anonymous

~When no one is there for you~
~And you think no one cares~
~When the whole world walks out on you~
~And you think you’re alone~
~When the one you care about the most~
~Could care less about you~
~When the one you gave your heart to ~
~Throws it in your face~
~When all you need is a friend~
~To listen to you whine~
~When all you need is someone~
~To catch your tears~
~When your heart hurts so bad~
~You can’t even breathe~
~When you just want to crawl up and die~
~When you start to cry~
~After hearing that sad song~
~When the tears just won’t~
~Stop falling down~
~So you see I’ll be there until the end~
~This is a promise I can make~
~If you ever need me~
~Just give me a call and’~

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Inspirations Nov 23, 2011

In boats, boston, boston photography, life, love, motivation on November 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. It is the commitment to high quality performance that produces outstanding results of lasting value. Excellence is believing in continuous improvement and never being satisfied with anything being less than it can be. It is quality as a way of life!

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In inspiration, joy on September 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

mo·ti·va·tion [moh-tuh-vey-shuhn]  Show IPA



the act or an instance of motivating,  or providing with areason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what hermotivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive,inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.


the state or condition of being motivated: We know thatthese students have strong motivation to learn.


something that motivates;  inducement; incentive: Clearly,the company’s long-term motivation is profit.

In psychology, motivation refers to the initiation, direction, intensity, and persistence of behavior. Motivation is a temporal and dynamic state that should not be confused with personality or emotion. It involves having the desire and willingness to do something. A motivated person can be reaching for a long-term goal such as becoming a professional writer or a more short-term goal like learning how to spell a particular word. Personality invariably refers to more or less permanent characteristics of an individual’s state of being (such as shy, extrovert, conscientious). As opposed to motivation, emotion refers to temporal states that do not immediately link to behavior (such as anger, grief, or happiness).

Motivation can be categorized according to whether it is a basic, instinctive drive, unlearned and common to all people and also animals, or a learned motivation that can be unique. The former type of motivation involves satisfying the needs of the physical body, and include hunger, thirst, shelter or safety, sexual activity, and so forth. The latter type includes achievement of goals, whether they be in terms of gaining knowledge, power, self-development, or a loving relationship. This latter type can be seen as satisfying the desires of the mind and spirit. Motivation is complex since human nature is complex. Yet, to understand what motivates people to act in certain ways enables people to live and work peaceably with one another.

Beauty lies more then in what we see and more in what we feel

In boston photography, inspiration, joy, life, love on September 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm
on the ocean at dusk

the soft colors of autumn

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